Sunday, August 21, 2016

Red, White and Blue Olympic Spirit

July 4th with my girls, Sophie and Ava + Red+White+Blue 

We have been watching loads of Olympics. Some of our favorites are the track and field, swimming and of course gymnastics! Both men and women did an amazing job.

Their form, tumbles and routines were exciting to watch this summer.

Ava and her gymnastic friends watching Gabby, who trains at their gym and Team USA

Go Gabby! We loved cheering for Gabby and think she is just about the best role model. She is so kind to the little gymnasts that train at the gym.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Back to school

Sophie's cubby in 2nd grade. She is #20!  
Mrs. Argo and Sophie, 2nd grade 

Ava and Ms. Marciso 

Ava, 4th grade! 

Sophie, 2nd grade 

Our first day of school this month was wet and rainy. The girls were so excited to go to school that they were up bright and early at 6:30 am. We had some yummy blueberry muffins + milk and then walked to the bus. The girls are extra pumped because they have the bus stop at our house this year.

Whahoo! We had a great day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

March going-ons

This isn't from March, but Sophie at her fall dance recital. I just saw this photo. 

Brandon, Ava and I travled to Canfield for Ava's state gymnastics meet. She loved the hotel and her own bed. 

These girls were in heaven! 

My gym buddy and friend from high school, Jill! 

The girls getting ready for the floor rotation. Nerves! 

Ava got 6th place for her 9.3 vault! She had tough competitors! The other age group that got 9.3 got second! 

What a sweetie! 

We didn't know it, but Ava had a virus and just felt terrible midway through her floor routine and was sick for three days. 

We thought Ava was just tired so we hit up a yelp restaurant for tacos. They were so good. 

Brandon trying his cow tongue tacos. 

Great job, Ava! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spring is here?

The weather here in Ohio sure does change from hour to hour! We have had sun, snow and sleet in one week. On Tuesday, I got a suntan doing lawn work and on Friday I had my down parka covering up against sleet. Brr!

Ryder is taking swim lessons at Goldfish on Fridays and is a little fish!
I had the worst race ever. But, I was proud of myself for finishing. The girls were the best cheerleaders. 

Strawberry, rhubarb buckle 

Dying Easter eggs in our jammies. 

Brandon and I had a fun date night at Wolf Ridge Brewery. The beer was excellent. 

Almost ready for deck season. 

Happy Easter! 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas and New Year Cards

This year's card featuring a festive red that my friend, Jess took! 

And last year's photo in Richmond, Va. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas outfits for girls

So today I have some fun and very affordable Christmas ideas for girls. I love outfits that are neutral so you can dress them up with holiday accessories like hair bows or headbands. And the girls had one request.


Both Ava and Sophie want something sparkly. Ava wants black shoes (her new favorite color), while Sophie wants red (don't forget the sparkle part!).

Here are some fun and cute outfits I found that are almost all under $40. And since my girls are small, they usually wear the same outfit for at least a year.

On to shoe shopping!

I love this for Sophie! 

Sassy sissy 

Silver sparkle

Jacquard dress

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Table

photo from Erin M. 
Our ladies at church planned a pretty awesome night on Monday at The Table in Upper Arlington. The main theme of the night was love and surrounded by the white pumpkins, twinkle lights and passionate women it was a great night!

I loved the message from the women about being women in the workplace and at home and how God blesses those activities.


Have a great weekend! We are heading to the OSU game on Saturday.